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Metropolización

English translation: metropolization / metropolisation

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Spanish term or phrase:Metropolización
English translation:metropolization / metropolisation
Entered by: Bobo Lockett
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23:06 Jan 23, 2009
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Social Sciences - Geography / Urbanism
Spanish term or phrase: Metropolización
"Entendemos aquí metropolización como el proceso de transformación cualitativa, y a la vez funcional y morfológico, de las ciudades muy grandes"

He encontrado 3 términos en inglés, pero no estoy seguro cual(es) son correcto(s) y cual(es) no lo son:

1. Metropolization - 2. Metropolitization - 3. Metropolitanization

Para todos ellos he encontrado referencias de documentos académicos de instituciones de habla inglesa (universidades, scientific journals, etc.). Así que no consigo saber cual de todos utilizar.
Jesús Cordero-Salvado
Local time: 21:18
metropolization / metropolisation
Explanation:
Here is an approximate definition of a metropolis. It's more than an urban area, because of the "connectedness" factor:

A metropolis is usually a significant economical, political and cultural center for some country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections and communications.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis

The following paper defines metropolization as "transformation of a settlement into a network-connected metropolis"; seems to fit your context
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis

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Note added at 14 hrs (2009-01-24 13:25:02 GMT)
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sorry, here's the correct link for the second reference:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/rb/rb242.html
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Bobo Lockett
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Perdon por el retraso. No me deja claro sobre las otras dos posibilidades, pero gracias de todos modos
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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metropolization / metropolisation


Explanation:
Here is an approximate definition of a metropolis. It's more than an urban area, because of the "connectedness" factor:

A metropolis is usually a significant economical, political and cultural center for some country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections and communications.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis

The following paper defines metropolization as "transformation of a settlement into a network-connected metropolis"; seems to fit your context
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis

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Note added at 14 hrs (2009-01-24 13:25:02 GMT)
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sorry, here's the correct link for the second reference:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/rb/rb242.html

Bobo Lockett
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Grading comment
Perdon por el retraso. No me deja claro sobre las otras dos posibilidades, pero gracias de todos modos

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